A medical office cleaning job is very different from an office building cleaning job. The disinfection of each area is important for a medical office cleaning job. There is greater emphasis in the disinfection of areas with high concentration of germs, or basically the areas where patients immediately go in the medical office space for a preventive action against contamination.
What is usually cleaned up in the waiting room is the trash bin, and the other cleaning task in this area involves keeping things like magazines in order. For floors that are not carpeted, a cleaner can sweep it for any trash and dust that has accumulated in it. You can vacuum the waiting room’s floor for any trash and dust that has accumulated in it. The medical office waiting area is not just your ordinary waiting area found in other offices, the standards of cleanliness for it greatly differs from those of the others.
Starting with the reading materials given to the patients while they are waiting, these should be wrapped in plastic sleeves. A disinfectant is used in wiping these plastic sleeves so that they are clean before it is placed in the racks. Aside from that the reading material’s rack has to be disinfected also for any possible viruses or germs that has accumulated in it.
Typically, the waiting area furniture are only cleaned once a month. Cleaners of medical offices, clean the furniture in the waiting area everyday. The cleaners do the job of wiping all of the chairs, tables, and benches so that they are disinfected. The goal here is to prevent a possible contamination and infection of the patients that are visiting the medical office the next. Disinfection is even done to the plants that are placed in the waiting area. The wiping and spraying of a disinfectant prevents any germs and viruses to multiply in any part of the plant.
The floors of the medical office should be tiled for it to be swept and then mopped from any dirt easily. Carpeted floors are harder to get cleaned up from germs and viruses. The tile should be the flooring for a medical office.
To keep virus and bacteria from spreading in the air of the medical office, a cleaner has to regularly check the filter of the air condition if it is still working.
Things like vials and syringes, which are disposable, are not to be used again and should be put in the garbage. Special treatment is applied to the disposal of the infectious waste, so a separate container should be available and prepared for these waste to be properly dealt with.